A Pietist's Bookshelf
A Pietist’s Bookshelf: Responding to the "New Atheists" (Fall/Winter 2010)
In the years following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, a number of books attacking religion in general and Christianity in particular became extremely popular. These works, in John Lennonesque fashion, encouraged us to imagine a world without the quarrelsome religions and their attending violence and bloodshed. Writers like Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins poured scorn on people of faith and their absurd beliefs.
The Scandinavian Detective and the Dissolution of a World (Spring/Summer 2011)
Jay Phelan examines the social criticism found in Scandinavian crime fiction.
The Works of Wendell Berry (Fall/Winter 2011)
One of our nation’s literary treasures is the farmer, poet, essayist, and novelist Wendell Berry. Every other year at North Park Seminary, Dr. Brent Laytham and I teach a course on Berry. It has become one of the school’s most popular electives, drawing some of our brightest students as well as students from other Chicago seminaries. The attraction is not so much our inspired teaching, but Berry himself.